Rosemary Gullikson Bittorf
Rosemary Gullikson Bittorf is Counsel at the global law firm, Dentons US LLP, where she was a
partner prior to her retirement in 2013. Her practice focused on strategic and enterprise business
process and information technology contracting, licensing, privacy and data security issues, and
strategic alliances. She has advised clients, in a variety of industry sectors, on the development
and implementation of strategic plans related to commercial transactions, and has managed all
phases of client transactions. She chaired the Firm’s U.S. Outsourcing Practice Group and served
as a member of the Firm’s Legal Development Committee.
Rosemary now teaches Patent and Copyright Law for Engineers at Northern Illinois University
in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET). Rosemary also serves on the
Board of Visitors of the Northern Illinois University College of Law, and is co-chair of the
Board of Visitors’ University and Public Relations Committee.
Rosemary graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Nursing,
and earned her J.D., graduating cum laude, from Northwestern University College of Law.
Until 2008, Rosemary served as President of the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation, which she
founded in 1995 with her late husband, Tim Gullikson and his twin brother, Tom, when Tim was
diagnosed with brain cancer. Although Tim lost his battle in 1996, the Foundation raised about
$7 million and funded support programs for brain tumor patients and their families. Rosemary is
now a member of the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Rosemary has a son and a daughter. She also sponsors several scholarships at the Northern
Illinois University College of Education, and a scholarship at the College of Engineering and
Engineering Technology. Rosemary believes that scholarship support of students is vital to their